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Old 01-21-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Because it enhances our beauty, much like a polishing enhances the beauty of a car.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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You aren't expressly prettier with makeup. It is subjective and not a hard and fast rule. It is the prevailing thought that women are prettier with makeup, but hardly fact.

I would assume you all dress up and do your hair because you don't want to be the slob of the group. Which again, is a psychological message being sent.

I see someone who wasted time out of their life to dress nicely and impress their own sisters in some convoluted way, you see it as looking pretty and we are just girls. To each their own interpretation, practicality is the sexiest and most dominant genetic trait imo.
And you Know this how? We grew up together. We've seen each other at our worst. We've seen each other give birth! The last thing we care to do is impress each other with how we look. I'm sorry if that's the pathetic life you lead, but it just isn't so for everyone else in the world.

You're clueless.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:32 PM
 
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Why do women feel the need to wear make-up?


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Go look at them in the morning when they are just out of bed, and no make-up ...

No beauty contest their ...

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As much as I love makeup, I look very nice first thing in the morning. I look nice without makeup and even better with it. I was blessed with great skin, though. Not all women look bad in the morning.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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Oddly, I keep seeing references to caked on makeup but it's not something I see often. As a college student I generally see on campus women with no makeup and generally rough looking (sweats, ponytail, don't care look) or women like me with minimal makeup that enhances their beauty. When I think of caked makeup I think of the days when liquid foundation with powder on top was the norm. Now it's mineral makeup that evens out our skin tone but can't be seen by anyone else. There's the occasional overdone eyes but that's it. Where are all these cake-faced girls?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:55 PM
 
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Something else to consider is how the makeup tastes to the man. I don't imagine it's very pleasant.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I've had 2 exes who thought I didn't usually wear makeup. And I'm usually a foundation/blush/eyeliner/mascara kind of girl. They only perceived me as wearing makeup if I was wearing something heavier, like red lipstick or a smokey eye.

My BIL was convinced that my sister didn't wear makeup... Until they started doing overnights back when they were dating. She typically does concealer, powder, a neutral shadow and a swipe of brown eyeliner. Sometimes, a touch of lipstick.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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I am glad this thread has been invigorated with some common sense, non-materalistic women that clearly show the staggering difference in the psychological underpinnings of wearing makeup.

I've appreciate honest answers, and also see that this topic has elicited some vitriol from some who feel that they are being personally attacked because they use makeup and cannot keep on message when discussing the reasons it is worn.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Because it enhances our beauty, much like a polishing enhances the beauty of a car.
To use your analogy, a polished car is the native or natural state of the car itself (It is how you buy it). Driving it and getting dirt and debris on the body is similar to working a job that gets you dirty and you take a bath to restore yourself to normal.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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to be fair if she does not attract mr right or she does not get that job bek the younger woman did, its all about her not the makeup.

A lot of people on here will fail to acknowledge they lack the skills and blame it on looks, age, sex, etc.

It shows who the real men/women are and who the cry babies are. Unfortunately its the world we live in (dealing with them).
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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I think some of us were just raised "that way". Because of my upbringing and nothing else, there was a time in my life that I never would have considered leaving the house without makeup.

Later on, as a young stay-at-home mom working from home, and away from my mother's influence, with a spouse who didn't care one way or the other, I found myself wearing less and less makeup because of the time factors involved.

These days I only apply makeup if I have extra time and will go months without touching it. I used to feel very odd without it and now I feel odd WITH it. I have developed an appreciation for my own natural beauty and sometimes with makeup on I feel like I am wearing a mask.

The only exception for me is in winter, my skin gets dry in patches and tends to get blotchy red areas in cooler/dryer months, so I will wear a moisturizing/SPF lightweight foundation to even out my skin tone, and a tinted lip balm since I need lip balm anyway. Anything beyond that is highly unusual.

If I have makeup on beyond that, my kids will notice and ask and usually say "You look... odd. Not bad but definitely odd." They are not used to me with it on, for sure.
Exactly, as you gained perspective on life and the materialistic nature of makeup become less and less important.

Your husband and kid won't care, those are the most important people to "impress" and the rest of the strangers you run into in day to day life are of trivial importance.

This, is the evolution of psychological stability. The need to fall into marketing traps, societal pressures and unhealthy side-effects is for the weaker and lesser.
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